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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
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Aristida purpurea

Purple 3-awn, Wire Grass, Purple three awn, Purple threeawn and Red threeawn.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 1 $ 7.99
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Escondido, CA
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One Gallon 0 $ 7.99
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Purple three awn grass is a perennial grass of the Kansas prairie that can be spotted in many small patches throughout Southern California. A grass lovers dream grass, small clumps of green stems with purple haze. Plant a cluster to have an effect. Best used along a narrow strip, wall wall or walk. Good under garden art.

Aristida purpurea tolerates sand and deer.

Aristida purpurea's foliage color is reddish-green.


Communities for Aristida purpurea:Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland.

ph: 6.50 to 7.50
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 0.30 to 0.50
width[m]: 0.10 to 0.10
rainfall[cm]: 15.00 to 60.00

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